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Analysis and comments on Charity thou art a lie, by Stephen Crane

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Comment 2 of 15, added on August 27th, 2005 at 4:43 AM.

Perhaps Stephen Crane was also refering to those pompous extravagant fund
raising events or charity do's where who wore what and who attended is far
far far more important than the purported 'cause'.
Apparently there is (or used to be) some place where the giver thanks the
'beggar' for accepting his/her efforts at kindness/justice - seen as one's
duty to God; the idea of being charitable with regard to God would be so
bizaare!!



Nimal from Australia
Comment 1 of 15, added on August 29th, 2004 at 12:05 AM.

In the light of justice the temple walls are seen--to me the flickering
shadows of charity evokes the cruel inconstancy of scraps handed out by the
rich, like a thanksgiving feast for the homeless. What will they eat
tomorrow? But what is this temple illumined in the presence of justice?
What is the fundamental truth at which the poet aimed with this poem? Or,
maybe I should ask, what is it to you?

Roddy McCalley from United States

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Information about Charity thou art a lie,

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 16. Charity thou art a lie,
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 1041 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 22 2000


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